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The Boys Are Back

The Boys Are Back

Clive Owen pours on the charm in a film that shuts out the females

Clive Owen gives us Father's Day in JanuaryMatt Nettheim
Boys will be boys, and, eventually, grown boys as opposed to men. That's the cheerful (depending on how you look at it) message of The Boys Are Back, in which Clive Owen pours on the not inconsiderable charm as a father suddenly left having to care for his two sons. That  women barely enter into the scenario - and when they do, emerge as so many killjoys - will appeal to the eternal adolescent in a movie that aims to make eternal roustabouts of us all. Let's face it:  wouldn't you rather sit on the bonnet of dad's very, very speedy car instead of - ugh! - doing the dishes?
Boys will be boys, and, eventually, grown boys as opposed to men. That's the cheerful (depending on how you look at it) message of The Boys Are Back, in which Clive Owen pours on the not inconsiderable charm as a father suddenly left having to care for his two sons. That  women barely enter into the scenario - and when they do, emerge as so many killjoys - will appeal to the eternal adolescent in a movie that aims to make eternal roustabouts of us all. Let's face it:  wouldn't you rather sit on the bonnet of dad's very, very speedy car instead of - ugh! - doing the dishes?

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